Country Living in the Big City
 

Workshops & Talks

I love sharing the gift of green and am currently doing a limited number of special, customizable events, tours and workshops to help bring more green into people's lives. We list both public and private events here; and if you're looking for something customized, just send us an inquiry.  Some customizable workshops include: DIY plant workshop for the office, Create Your Own Urban Jungle, and Private Garden Tours.

 
 
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Help Build a Chicken Coop & Garden for Los Sures! Part 1

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM 

We're building a hen coop, chicken run, and chicken garden for Kippee and her friends at Los Sures, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to the welfare of the Williamsburg Brooklyn residents since 1972. Feel free to join us! 

Location: Los Sures, 145 S 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 
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Help Build a Chicken Coop & Garden for Los Sures! Part 2

Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM 

We're building a hen coop, chicken run, and chicken garden for Kippee and her friends at Los Sures, a non-profit organization that has been dedicated to the welfare of the Williamsburg Brooklyn residents since 1972. Feel free to join us! 

Location: Los Sures, 145 S 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 
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Houseplant 911 (Workshop)

Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM 

Ever bring a plant home and eventually witness its demise only because you couldn't read the warning signs or caught the symptoms too late? Well, the Plant Doctor is in and will help navigate common problems in plants like yellowing leaves, brown tips, decaying roots, insect damage and more. After this class, you'll be more well-versed in plant care — a perfect companion class to Houseplant 101!

Location: Chelsea Garden Center, 87 Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 
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Foundermade Forum: The New Nutrition (Panel) 

Monday, June 11, 2018 | 10:20AM - 11:00AM  

Recently we've seen a dramatic shift in the way that consumers view and approach health and nutrition. We've seen brands start to take market share in previous categories that wouldn't have even been considered part of nutrition a few years back. Our panelists will be discussing how their brands are leading this shift and what trends they're seeing in the market. 

Moderator: Summer Rayne Oakes

Panelists: Drew Harrington, Co-founder, Yasso; Diana Trout, Founder and CEO, Health-Ade; and Bill Creelman, Founder & CEO, Spindrift. 

 
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How we Wear the World: Sustainability & Fashion (Keynote)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:30PM

Women for Healthy Living Conference. We all wake up and put on clothes but do we think about how those clothes impact the environment and the people who make them? In this keynote talk, Summer Rayne outlines her career in the world of fashion, how the clothing and textiles industry has improved, and how we can all help shape the future of how we wear the world.  

Location: Pittsburgh Golf Club | 5280 Northumberland St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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NYC Plant Swap & Chat 2018 (Event)

July 2018 - DATE & TIME TBD! 

The NYC Plant Swap is back by popular demand! After the inaugural Plant Swap we held back in October 2017 and our second edition during Earth Month April 2018, we're gathering for a third time.  Just bring a pest-free, beautiful plant, or two or three for trade; they can be potted or bare root—as long as you’re prepared to part with them!

LOCATION: TBD

 

🍂 PAST EVENTS 🍂

December 2016

Lululemon winter dinner succulent garden making!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Meditation at the Hanging Gardens via Medi Club. RSVP here

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A private Meditation + Conversation (for models only) at the Hanging Gardens.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Reserved: A private "Create your own urban jungle indoors" company tour with Hazon.

Saturday, May 15, 2017

Meditation at the Hanging Gardens (7PM-9PM). Tickets here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Brooklyn Plant Lover Meet-up at the Hanging Gardens (6:30PM-8PM). Please RSVP here.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Houseplant 101 Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Herbs, Three Ways Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn in partnership with Ivy.com to do a "Plant & Brunch"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

EcoSessions Sleep - holistic and sustainable strategies for better sleep. "Plants and Sleep" discussion. CocoMat, 49 Mercer Street, New York, NY.  RSVP here with 25% off. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Free and open to the public: #PlantPorn — Enjoy a Williamsburg "Garden Tour" and photograph plants in the neighborhood (3PM-5PM) with Homestead Brooklyn and Apple Williamsburg!  247 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211. RSVP here

Monday, June 19, 2017

Panel on Sustainable Living & Health & Wellness with Lauren Singer, Trash is for Tossers; Talia Pollock, Party in my Plants; Summer Rayne Oakes, SugarDetoxMe & Homestead Brooklyn; Phoebe Lapine, The Wellness Project at Package Free Shop. 137 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249. RSVP here

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for a Succulent and Cacti Garden Workshop with the pop-up shop, Package Free Brooklyn. Bring your own planting container. 137 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tickets here.

Saturday, Jul 29, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Houseplant 101 Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  

Saturday, Aug 9, 2017

Chelsea Garden Center x Homestead Brooklyn. Houseplant 911: Troubleshooting Houseplants Workshop, 11AM-12PM at Chelsea Garden Center, Williamsburg.  Tickets here.

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017

Join Homestead Brooklyn for the Become A Houseplant Ninja class with Free People. SoHo, NYC 99 Spring Street. 6 - 8 PM. (Free workshop). 

Sunday, Oct 1, 2017

NYC Plant Swap & Chat. SoHo, NYC 99 Spring Street. 6 - 8 PM. (Free workshop). lululemon Hub Seventeen 114 5th Avenue NY, NY. 

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

Join Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn for Living Sustainably in NYC - Networking Happy Hour + Fireside Chat in conjunction with Be Social Change. This is a FREE event, but you'll still need to RSVP.

Friday, Oct 6, 2017

Urban Oases Garden Tour with Homestead Brooklyn x AirBNB. Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A Woman's Role in a Sustainable World 

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2017 

A Woman's Role in a Sustainable World. Longwood University, Jarman Auditorium.

NYC Plant Swap & Chat 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2017 

Our 2nd edition of the Plant Swap!

One Person Can Make a Difference

Monday, April 16, 2018

We all wake up and put on clothes but do we think about how those clothes impact the environment and the people who make them? Keynote talk at East Carolina University. 

How We Wear the World: Sustainability & Fashion

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | 4:30PM-5:30PM

We all wake up and put on clothes but do we think about how those clothes impact the environment and the people who make them? In this keynote talk, Summer Rayne outlines her career in the world of fashion, how the clothing and textiles industry has improved, and how we can all help shape the future of how we wear the world.  Location: University of Rhode Island, Kingston 

 

Succulent Garden Workshop  

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Succulents have become all the rage—for newbie plant lovers and aficionados alike. Their stand-up-to-neglect attitude, geometric shapes, and unconventional good looks particularly make them a perfect plant. Join Homestead Brooklyn’s Summer Rayne Oakes for the Well+Good & Origins Earth Day Celebration featuring succulent planting, crafting, care tips, propagation and more.  

Location: The Assemblage, 114 E 25th Street, NY, NY

 

The Future of Sustainable Living

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:30PM-9:30PM 

Join us for a networking + panel event with innovators in the sustainability space creating products, services, and platforms to make sustainable living affordable and accessible. From paperless toilet paper to a zero waste grocery store to sustainable cleaning tools for the home, this diverse panel will share their personal narratives, experiences, and values in how they are creating a more sustainable future and help NYC reach its goal to send zero waste to landfills by 2030. 

Location:  Prime Produce, 424 W 54th St NY, NY''

Planting Workshop 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 3:00PM - 4:00PM 

Take a break from the daily grind and get your hands dirty with some planting lessons from Summer Rayne Oakes of Homestead Brooklyn.

Location: Slack Technologies, 436 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003, USA